Gail Ann Gibbs
Quirky Writing, Done Right
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NEWS AND EVENTS:
LOVE THE LIBRARY: She may live to regret it, but Amy has let me co-moderate the Oro Valley Sci Fi / Fantasy Book Club on Goodreads. Hopefully, I've jazzed up the opening page a little, and promise to keep the book list updated. We meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Oro Valley Public Library. Check out our upcoming book reads and join us!
The book we're reading for February is special, Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower, also part of a larger Pima County Library outreach program, One Book, One Community. There will be several discussions around this powerful book in February and March, presented by Kindred, and definitely worth checking out. If you can, that is. Right now there's quite a hold list, but it should ease up soon. Get on the list, read the book, and join the conversation.
START TYPING NOW: Write a 2,500 word short mystery and maybe win some money! The Arizona Mystery Writers Short Story Contests are now open, and ready to receive your brilliant words. (Full Disclosure - I'm treasurer for the club, so I won't be judging your work, probably a good thing.)
The Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest is open to writers 15 and over, and has a $200 top prize. The fee is $15, and the deadline is June 1, 2019.
The Mary Ann Hutchison Story Contest for Youth is open to writers from 9 to 14, and has a $25 top prize. It's free, and the deadline is May 1, 2019.
Both are open to writers of all levels, and everyone receives feedback from the judges. In addition to cash prizes, the winners get a free lunch and admiring applause at one of our meetings. Spread the word. We want lots of entries this year.
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS: The first weekend in March once again brings the wonderful Tucson Festival of Books. Hundreds of authors and thousands of readers descend on the University of Arizona campus, for a weekend of talks and events, all free and all about books. I'll be hanging out mostly at the Arizona Mystery Writers booth #212. See you there!
Meanwhile, I'll let you in on a Secret. I'll be offering my digital books for 99 cents as a Show Special Sale from March 2nd - 8th. The secret is that I don't want to be messing with computer stuff at the last minute, so I've already lowered the prices. Shhh, sneak off and get your copy now. And maybe tell a friend or two ...
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